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DANUBE A IZMAIL
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country : Ukraine - River Name :Danube - Major Basin : Danube
Station Name : Izmail - Station Code or number :42804
Coordinates : 45°20' N latitude - 28°50' Elongitude and - 0,18 m above sea level
Catchment area : 813 000 sq km - Date Station Opened : 1959

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : 400 m width and___ m depth
with stable / fair / unstable river bed cross-section, underlain by : ___
The river bed is natural / man made : natural, slighly shaped, sandy-clayey
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station : ___

HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
Natural or influenced flow : natural
with slow rise or flash floods : slow rise, up to 4 m
Annual max. and min. mean flow : 8380 m3/s; 1410 m3/s; 1400 m3/s

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : 2 banch-marks, twin gauge and spar buoys
Gauging equipment and status : hydrometric current meter in working condition
Observer or watchman : 1

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : stable
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : ___
Highest water level observed : ___ - Date : ___
Highest water level at which dm taken : 42,0 - Date : 22.05.1970
Lowest water level observed : 18,2 - Date : 25.02.1990
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : not
Data dissemination medium (diskette or hand filled form) : in tabular form
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : mean water level, discharge, ice phenomena, water temperature, hydrochemical indices

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : daily
Ease of access : quite easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : ___
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : from boat
Equipment used in discharge measurement : hydrometric current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement : echo sounder
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : ___

BENEFITS AND INTEREST
Current use of the data and who uses it (describe) : Data is used by the Danube Steamship Comp ny, information exchange between Ukraine and Romania.
Estimated revenue from use of data (if charges are raised) per annum : ___
Expected future use and where will it be used (describe) : Making assessment of the Danube river delta ecosystem condition, information exchange in the framework of Danube countries agreement, complex analysis, improvement of water quality monitoring.
Additional data needed (which ones) : indicated in questionnaire
Real time needed (for what purposes) : ___

SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name : Danube Hydrometeorological Observatory
Organization : State Committee for Hydrometeorology
Address : 36, Geroev Stalingrada, Izmail, 272630, Odesskaya
Number of staff : 22, including laboratory of observation for pollution environment

Form filled by : Vasili Sitak
Title : Head of the State Observing System Department
Date : 14.06.95
Address : 6, Zolotovorotskaya str, 252601, MSP, 34, Kiev, Ukraine